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The AKC Canine Health Foundation Library is a comprehensive list of all the canine health articles available on this website. You can search for an article by research area or breed. The information is divided into four sections:

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Customizing Canine Care - Updates Presented at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference November 5, 2013

Success stories in recent canine health research embrace an individual, or customized, approach to treating disease. Adult stem cells and platelet-rich plasma provide the rich healing properties needed for soft-tissue injuries, and gene expression profiling is leading us to the day when cancer treatment can be targeted to individuals.

Field Awareness November 1, 2013

The sound of crinkling leaves underfoot signals the start of upland bird hunting and fall field trials, a favorite time of year for many sporting dog enthusiasts. Lurking in the grouse woods or along the edges of a prairie where bobwhite quail can be found are unseen dangers to dogs.

Pet Therapy Programs: Tapping Into A Dog’s Natural Instincts October 21, 2013

CHF is committed to more than just the physical health of our four-legged companions. CHF understands how important it is that dogs are happy and healthy socially. While there are many activities that dogs and their owners can engage in that will provide mental and physical challenges, pet therapy programs provide the added benefit of helping someone else and tapping into a dog’s natural instincts.

Partners for Healthy Pets Leads Drive to Remind Pet Owners of the Importance of Preventive Healthcare October 14, 2013

America’s veterinarians are taking aim at reducing the rate of preventable diseases among cats and dogs by urging pet owners to schedule veterinary checkups at least once per year. Many practicing veterinarians are seeing increases in pet obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, and heart disease among America’s pets – conditions that can shorten our pets’ lives. That is why pet health experts have partnered in a comprehensive effort to convince pet owners that annual checkups can help ensure that their pets live happier, healthier lives.

AKC Canine Health Foundation Takes Significant First Step in Preventing Bloat in Dogs October 7, 2013

CHF has taken a significant step toward the eventual prevention of the devastating condition commonly known as bloat. CHF is pleased to announce the approval of two research grants which will work to establish the causes and pre-dispositions for gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat. These studies will provide the insight necessary to one day prevent the condition.

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Oral Disease Considered Common Problem in Chihuahuas June 1, 2008

The importance of oral health, provides tips on how to brush your dog's teeth and provides information on the vaccine for periodontal disease.

Tracheal Hypoplasia Requires Proper Management June 1, 2008

The condition Tracheal Hypoplasia and how to manage it.

Canine Phenome Project Enhances Genetic Testing June 1, 2008

The Canine Phenome Project at the University of Missouri, the benefits, and the participation by Dalmatian owners.

Translation Medicine June 1, 2008

This article explains what translation medicine is and how this approach can help the medical and scientific communities better understand diseases common to the dog and human.

Hypothyroidism Is Difficult to Diagnose; Regular Testing Recommended June 1, 2008

A list of signs to help recognize hypothyroidism and the tests used to diagnose the disease.

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CHF and Zoetis Reproduction Series: Whelping and Dystocia

04/23/2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to bring you another installment in a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians.

In this podcast we discuss whelping and dystocia with Dr. Cindy O’Connor of Slade Veterinary Hospital in Framingham, MA. Dr. O’Connor received her DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York. After her internship, she pursued specialty training in the area of veterinary medical genetics, pediatrics, and reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and became a board certified specialist in veterinary reproduction.


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